On Monday, November 24, about 500 people gathered in Union Square to await the announcement of a grand jury decision in Missouri over the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. When the expected news came, shouts of “no indictment” and “shut it down!” came from the crowd, which swelled to more than a thousand as it marched down University Place, and later up 6th Avenue to Times Square and into Harlem. Protestors marched by residents looking out from their brownstones in the West Village and called out “join us” to tourists in Times Square as police marched alongside, trying to keep up. There were a total of two arrests — one of a person who threw fake blood on police commissioner Bill Bratton (which landed on a few other officers), and another of a person who threw an empty can shortly before 1 a.m. Police and marchers also clashed on the route, notably when one officer on a scooter shoved a protestor.
Photos by Skyler Reid for the Village Voice, except where noted.